Tired of all these Autism and ADHD brats!

Brilliant!

Pensive Aspie

10268546_1487432814806734_4018031423596980513_nWhen I was a kid they didn’t call it “Behavioral Disorders.”  They called it “Being a little brat!”  This is just ONE of many memes I have seen on my social networks. They are shared by my friends and family. I would like to think that is just the ignorant/uneducated who feel this way, but it isn’t.

Driving home from work a couple weeks ago, a college-educated peer told me that she felt that “most of these autism and adhd diagnoses” are fabricated.  Her son had some of the traits of a child with Autism/ADHD but HE doesn’t have Autism/ADHD so maybe it doesn’t really exist. She felt it was just an “excuse” for people NOT to parent. Did I mention she was COLLEGE EDUCATED?!?  She knew about my blog, my Asperger’s, and my beliefs, but since my thoughts are different from hers, of course mine MUST be wrong.  After…

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One thought on “Tired of all these Autism and ADHD brats!

  1. That totally devalues what we go through everyday. I know that most people think this way as I see it and hear it regularly. I can ignore those people and I do but my ASD NT siblings have not had a normal life. To then on top of that have that kind of ignorance is painful and sad.

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